AN ISLE of Wight woman reported missing earlier today (Tuesday) has been found, police have confirmed.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary had issued an appeal to find the 40-year-old, who had last been seen in Newport.

Anyone with information that could help police was asked to contact them as soon as possible on 101, quoting 4424010688.

Police have since confirmed the woman has been located.

"We're pleased to tell you she has now been found safe," said a spokesperson for the force.

"Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal."